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We take a unique perspective on the future of grants management, funding and research. From accelerating outcomes through open science to connecting the research community on one platform, we aim to help our customers and partners deliver outcomes that benefit all humanity.

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Newsroom & Blog

We take a unique perspective on the future of grants management, funding and research. From accelerating outcomes through open science to connecting the research community on one platform, we aim to help our customers and partners deliver outcomes that benefit all humanity.

For media inquiries, please email [email protected]

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Team Profile: Ola Alabi, Technical Scrum Master

With a computer science degree and experience as a project leader from some of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands (including Amazon, Marriott, and PNC Bank) Ola Alabi is helping to transform how Altum delivers software.

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ORCID Workshop for Researchers Announced

Funding organizations, publishers, and research institutions are increasingly requiring or asking for ORCID iDs from researchers, so this workshop will help you make sure you are ahead of the game.

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Tuesday Tip: Use Altum Insights To See How Your Funding Compares to Others

Use Insights to track the outputs of your awardees as well as the programs they're collaborating on.

Company News

Altum Insights Approaches 200M Searchable Data Points

The total searchable data set behind Altum Insights is approaching 200 million data points. Nearly 24 million research outputs have been added via Datacite along with 780,000 National Science Foundation Grants and 5.6 million USPTO Patent Applications. 

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Three More Funders Complete Grant DOI Registration on ProposalCentral

As of today, three additional funders -- The ALS Association, Children's Tumor Foundation, and the International Anesthesia Research Society -- have completed grant DOI registration on the Altum platform. 

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Tuesday Tip: Use Altum Insights To Find Track Researcher Impact and Collaboration

Use Insights to track the outputs of your awardees as well as the programs they're collaborating on.

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Tuesday Tip: Use Altum Insights To Find Top Researchers and Rising Stars

Use Insights to identify the best funded, most prolific researchers in each topic area so that you can find the top applicants and rising stars for your portfolio.

Company News

Altum Awards Scholarships to Fairfax County High School Graduates

The company is delighted to announce the winners of its first scholarship program for students of color attending Fairfax County Public Schools in the state of Virginia.

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Team Profile: Karen Smith, Client Support Analyst

Karen enjoys working at Altum because she’s able to bring in ideas from clients that turn into solutions that help everyone on the platform.  “It’s fulfilling to work on ProposalCentral, because you know that in the end it’s going to help every client.”

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Tuesday Tip: Use Public Award Search to Make It Easy for Constituents to Follow Funding

Looking for any easy way to make your awards publicly searchable? Use the Public Award Search capability in ProposalCentral.

Client News

The American Heart Association Celebrates First Year on ProposalCentral

The American Heart Association is celebrating one year using ProposalCentral. According to the research team at AHA, "Everyone has settled in nicely with the new system – which is more modern and user friendly - and we recently managed over 1,500 fellowship applications through the process with awards starting in the spring."

Company News

Team Profile: Stefanie Chernyakov, Customer Success Manager

Stefanie Chernyakov has been with Altum for more than years and has developed deep expertise in the peer review process. Read on to get Stefanie’s best practices for running a great peer review, so that you can identify the right applications that have the strongest potential to contribute to science and accelerate outcomes.

Client News

ProposalCentral Crosses 1 Million Publications Associated with Applicants and Awardees

Over the last two years, the number of publication records associated with researcher profiles in ProposalCentral has grown from 100,000 to over 1.2 million. The continued adoption of ORCID by researchers and funders is the primary driver fueling this remarkable growth.

Client News

ProposalCentral Announcements

A running list of ProposalCentral announcements can be found here.

Company News

Team Profile: Mike Pelaia, Director of Sales

Our newest team member, Mike Pelaia is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan who also created his own foundation in 2010 to give back to Childrens Hospital Pittsburgh. Read more about his inspiring story and what motivates him.

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Tuesday Tip: “Pin” Applications to Keep Peer Reviews on Track

Use the Pin It feature from the Committee Application Roster to better manage the application discussion in a review meeting.

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ORCID Deftly Balances Openness and Data Integrity

As ORCID approaches the fifth anniversary of its Trust Program, the team has published a series of blog posts that outline ORCID’s thinking around how to balance the sometimes-competing priorities of researcher control and data quality, while adhering to its values of openness, trust and inclusivity.

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Tuesday Tip: Import Publications to Visualize Impact of Grants

Easily import publications resulting from grants to visualize outputs and impact of grants.

Company News

Coming Soon – A new look for ProposalCentral login pages

On Tuesday, May 9th Altum will release a preview version of new ProposalCentral login screens. The new login experience will be accessible from proposalcentral.com and available for anyone to check out at their convenience.

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Tuesday Tip: Receive Publication Outputs from Awardees as Data

Want to be able to show grant impact? Make sure you’re getting publication outputs from your awardees as data, not attached files.   

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Melanoma Research Alliance Completes Grant DOI Registration

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) became the first funder on ProposalCentral to successfully register all its active awards.

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Tuesday Tip: Include ORCID authorization in post-award deliverables

Include ORCID authorization in your post-award deliverables to ensure your awardees have provided the full trust-level needed to update their ORCID records with your awards and to pull in future career data when the grant is over.

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Tuesday Tip: Schedule invention reporting to track patents resulting from your award

A simple deliverable for invention reporting can be scheduled for awards. Just create the deliverable and turn on the invention data form.

Company News

Altum Announces Insights and Analytics: New tools to Visualize Funding Impact and Measure Grant Performance

Altum Insights is a deep text search and visualization tool that lets grant makers and institutions see the connections and impact of program funding across the entire research lifecycle. Altum Analytics is a data reporting platform that enables grants makers to explore their ProposalCentral funding data and make data-driven decisions.

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Altum Announces the 2021 Altum Scholarship Award Program

Company to Award $25,000 in Scholarship Opportunities to Local Underserved Youth and Future Leaders.

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Tuesday Tip: Push Your Award Data To Researchers’ ORCID Records

Push your ProposalCentral award data to your researchers’ ORCID records to help researchers, institutions, and publishers see the funding data you are providing.

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The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization Selects ProposalCentral for Grants Management

Prestigious international funding organization adopts cloud solution to simplify and accelerate grant making globally

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Tuesday Tip: Register Your Grant DOIs

Register your grant DOIs to connect your grants and grantees with published outputs & measure the reach and return of your funding.

Client News

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline in the United States, ACS Reports

The death rate from cancer in the U.S. dropped 2.4% from 2017 to 2018, the biggest single-year decline on record and a sign of the impact of new treatments on lung cancer especially, the American Cancer Society said.

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Altum’s 2020 Recap

A look into Altum's major accomplishments in 2020.

Client News

$80 Million for Childhood Cancer Research Signed into Law

Congress passed a federal funding bill that included $80 million specially set aside for childhood cancer research programs.

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Altum Hosting Virtual Event to Jump Start Research Outcomes in 2021

Through a series of rapid TED-style talks, this virtual event will explore the challenges, trends, and best practices that are shaping the research ecosystem in 2021.

Company News

Altum Named A NVTC 2020 Tech 100 Honoree

Altum has been named a 2020 NVTC Honoree. The annual awards celebrate the most innovative technology companies and top tech executives in the region.

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ProposalCentral Hosts Essay Contest to Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future

The Health Research Alliance (HRA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) have launched the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge. The competition is hosted on ProposalCentral.

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ProposalCentral is Powered By Community

At Altum, we believe that research is most effective when it’s powered by a community. We share an ambitious vision and an open mindset, and our organization and platform are designed to foster true collaboration and partnerships. 

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GivingTuesday is Here: How To Participate in the Global Generosity Movement

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.  

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Altum Partners with Crossref To Help Funders Measure Grant Making Reach and Return

Altum has joined Crossref as a sponsoring partner, enabling funding organizations to connect their grants and grantees with published outputs and easily measure the reach and return of their grant making efforts.

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Make Smarter Funding Decisions with ProposalCentral

Proposal Central helps you see what’s out there, understand your impact and empower your efforts, wherever they happen to be. In short, we help you fund better. 

Client News

Lupus Research Alliance Recognizes Winners of 2020 Lupus Innovation Award

The Lupus Research Alliance has announced the 2020 Lupus Innovation Award recipients. These seven recipients are tackling projects that represent a wide breadth of scientific exploration of the disease.

Client News

The ALS Association Selects ProposalCentral to Scale its Grant Making Efforts

To intelligently scale its grant-making efforts, The ALS Association selected Altum’s ProposalCentral for its ease-of-use and comprehensive capabilities. 
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